Alberto Pinzello is currently a Sales Executive in IoT & AR in Rockwell Automation, promoting the innovation in industries through a consistent usage of real-time data and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions. Prior joining Rockwell Automation he spent 5 years in OSIsoft as Sales Executive, managing named accounts and large enterprises within different sectors (O&G, Power Gen & Utilities, Pharma and F&B, Discrete Manufacturing) and 8 years in CD-adapco (now part of Siemens PLM) acting as technical sales for Computational Fluid-Dynamics (CFD) software simulation. He held a PhD from Politecnico di Torino and Universidad Politecnica de Valencia. In his spare time he enjoys running outdoor, swimming and reading books.
Leader “Digital Manufacturing 4.0”, Research Area “Cognitive Engineering and Production”
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering - IAO
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carmen Constantinescu graduated “Mechanical Engineering” at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and accomplished the PhD in “Industrial Engineering” area, followed by MBA studies in Management at the same university. Since 2001 she is working at Fraunhofer Institutes IPA and IAO in Stuttgart. In 2008 Prof. Constantinescu founded the department “Digital Factory” and currently is leading the research area “Digital Manufacturing4.0”. Prof. Constantinescu is involved in academic activities at University of Stuttgart, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in areas of Modelling, Simulation, Digital/Virtual and Smart Factory. More than 30 research projects financed by European Commission; German Ministry of Research and Education, German National Science Foundation, and German industry; more than 4 Books, 30 scientific publications represent the contribution to the academic and industry communities. Prof. Constantinescu is involved in norming and standardization activities of the Association of German Engineers (VDI), contributing since 2007 for the elaboration of norms in the field of Digital Factory, Modelling and Simulation, IT-Platforms and for Digital Factory. On European level, she acts as expert of the European Commission, providing active support to the evaluation process for the Research frameworks FP6, FP7 and Horizon2020.
Director IT/OT Resiliency & Support
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Christopher has been employed by the Fortune 500 manufacturer, Stanley Black & Decker for over seven years, and is currently Director of IT/OT Resiliency & Support. In this role, he is responsible for deploying Level 2/3 system architectures and connecting all other level systems to level2/3, while supporting them. Additionally, he manages remediation with Edge components, and deploys servers and connectivity for all OT-Related systems, plus Level 1 support of all OT-Related SW applications. Christopher began his career as a machinist, and tool & die maker, working for over 20 years in engineering, before transitioning to 100% IT/OT roles. He worked with complex materials and processes to design tools, processes, machines and assembly for automotive, aircraft, visual identification systems, food industry and industrial manufacturing and distribution. Since then he has managed industrial systems in manufacturing and distribution to deploy, link and support applications for quality, maintenance, tooling, and equipment (QMS, QCS, TPM, OEE, MES).
Professor Darek Ceglarek
Professor & EPSRC Star Recruit Research Chair
WMG, University of Warwick
Prof. Darek Ceglarek is EPSRC Star Recruit Research Chair at WMG, University of Warwick, and a CIRP Fellow. Previously, he was Professor with tenure in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1994. His research focusses on smart manufacturing, closed-loop quality control; data mining/AI for root cause analysis across design, manufacturing and service. His research has created impact on digital manufacturing technologies, predictive modelling in automotive assembly systems and quality control. His research has been funded by: US (NSF, NIST); UK (EPSRC, InnovateUK, APC and HVM Catapult); and EU (FP7, Marie Curie) and industry (more than 30 OEMs and SMEs). He has published over 200 papers, received several Best Paper Awards; and is listed by Stanford University among Top 2% of the world’s leading scientists and among Top-1.1% within subfield ‘Industrial Engineering and Automation’.
Solutions developed from his research has been implemented by industry: Chrysler operating systems and led to the 1st US automotive factory to achieve Toyota benchmark; General Electric-Healthcare worldwide as InSite OnWatch®; GM as a BIW Analyzer Software; and others.
He has received numerous awards including the 2018 Jaguar LandRover’s (JLR) ‘Innovista’ Award for the WMG-JLR collaborative project ‘Laser Welded Lightweight Aluminium Door for SUV’ as the most innovative project in category of ‘piloted technologies’ (selected out of 75 entries); his EU Factory-of-the-Future RLW Navigator programme was selected as a success story by the EC in 2015. He received the 2007 UK EPSRC Star Award given to ‘exceptional senior faculty, recognised international leader in his research field’, the US NSF 2003 CAREER Award (NSF's ‘most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty’); 1999 Outstanding Research Scientist Award from University of Michigan; the 1998 Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year Award from the SME. He has served on numerous Editorial Boards and is an Associate Editor (Europe) of the ASTM Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Journal. Prof. Ceglarek served as Chair of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability Section of INFORMS; Program Chair for the ASME Design-for-Manufacturing Life Cycle Conferences, Assoc Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and of the ASME Trans, Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering.
Customer Success Manager
Greg Woods is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Certified Lean Expert with extensive experience in manufacturing.
Director, Manufacturing Network Development
Martin Navratil is Global Manufacturing Development director at KONE. Martin has more than 20 years experience in Manufacturing areas in various roles in international companies, spend 9 years working abroad with rich experience in LEAN, Strategical, Tactical and Operational development in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Digital transformation.
Lean & Industry 4.0 Program Director
Nicola Olivetti is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with extensive experience in consulting and manufacturing. He leads iObeya’s Lean and Industry 4.0 programs.
Program Lead for Factory Digitalization
Every since she finished her studies in Innovation and Strategic Management, Petra worked at the intersection of technology and business in manufacturing. In the cement, energy and metal industry she began with a focus on quality and LEAN management, quickly gaining broader and increased commercial and organizational responsibility. When she changed sides from being a Siemens customer to becoming part of Siemens, she started off with developing the business around the IT/OT convergence, “Digital Enterprise”, in Switzerland. Since the beginning of this year she leads the Siemens AG program to boost Digitalization at the Siemens plants around the world.
Ricardo Narciso Schiochet
Digital Manufacturing Regional Leader - LATAM
Ricardo Schiochet is natural from Brazil, with many international experiences around the globe, such as, in Germany, USA, Singapore and many Countries in Latin America.
He has a vast experience on manufacturing operations and in continuous improvement concepts and strategy. These experiences were absorbed working on different types of industry, such as, SKF, Renault supplier, Honda Supplier, Truck manufacturing supplier and playing different roles from manufacturing engineer to consulting.
At Purdue University, he was graduated with a master’s degree in Technology, Leadership, and Innovation. Before it, his under-grade degree was received by Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil as Control and Automation Engineer with 1 year coursed in Konstanz Fachhochschule – GER, as part of an international program.
The most recent and exciting responsibility role, at Kimberly Clark in Brazil from the last 7 years, he has been involved and leading DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PROGRAM at LATAM regional level at KC.
My name is Roberto Napione (56) , I’m working in SKF since 1992 . I’m mechanical engineer ; I studied Mechanical Engineering in Politecnico of Turin
an important Engineering University .
My career has been initially in manufacturing Operations: Quality manager , Manufacturing manager , Unit manager, Factory Director (800 people)
Then I move to Manufacturing Development : Manufacturing Development for Business Unit, Group Divisions, SKF Group global,
Responsibility in technology step up , managing investments and EHS
From 2016 till 2020 I build the Machine Centre of Excellence ; teams in Sweden, Italy, France , India and China.
Task to develop machines and IP’s based on key strategic knowledge and connected to I4.0 and smart manufacturing. We produce proof of concept in new technology and we install the machines and the knowledge.
In 2020 I got the responsibility of Manufacturing Knowledge Management for EU/ASIA/AMERCAS with the task to preserve the strategical knowledge in Covid and post covid situation and prepare for the new future needs.
Involved in several external communication experiences , summit, video, books.